Tag Archives: Asia

Basking in Beihai 

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Beihai 北海, is located at the southern end of Guangxi. It officially became an international tourist spot in 1982 i.e. the Chinese opened it up to foreign tourists, although you wouldn’t know it! Researching this place to decide where to … Continue reading

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Beijing – rules of engagement 

Most people travel to China on a tour, which obviously takes the hassle out of, but I love a challenge, particularly when it comes to itineraries, transport and sightseeing. Independent travel is our preference and even in China it is … Continue reading

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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur was the last stop on our journey. We arrived to a city in lockdown! Good morning Malaysia! So unable to get into the city we had to navigate another way to our hotel. I guess we’re walking again … Continue reading

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Hoi An – a Custom Fit

Hoi An was our first stop on our way north. A beachside fishing village originally it is part of old Vietnam, and as such has been given a UNESCO listing. There are lanterns everywhere giving the old town a romantic … Continue reading

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Ho Chi Minh Happenings

Day 3 we were up early again! The first stop was the Cao Dai Great Temple in Tay Ninh, about 26 kilometers from the Cambodian border. CaoDaism has some of the characteristics of an established religion and some of the … Continue reading

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Arrival Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City

The first few hours in Ho Chi Minh City gave us the jitters especially with the kids in tow. Oliver’s road sense being non existent and the locals taking the attitude of step out in the traffic, act nochalant and … Continue reading

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